Damaged Goods Publications houses Crab Fat Magazine, TQ Review, and Damaged Goods Press Chapbooks.
Crab Fat Magazine:
Crab Fat is interested in brutal honesty and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to use real language. Crab Fat is not interested in robotic academic language; frank language is always the best, even if that means using profanity and non-standard English. Break away from traditional structures and mainstream ideologies. A good plot means something, but doesn’t always mean everything. Emotive writing is most important.
TQ Review is the print literary journal component of Damaged Goods Press. Like DGP, we are interested in publishing trans and queer writers. While the content does not have to be trans or queer, we ask that writers self-identify as such. We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and cover art on a rolling basis, and are currently seeking work for our second issue, tentatively scheduled for release in June 2017.
Damaged Goods Press:
Damaged Goods is a micro-press specializing in queer/trans poetry and flash fiction chapbooks. Our goal is simple: publish four (4) chapbooks a year that revolve around the beauty and terror of queer life. More often than not, people forget about the T & Q in LGBTQ. Trans and queer identified people remain somewhat on the back burner even within our own community, and Damaged Goods wants to change that by shining a bright light on the wonderful things that trans and queer writers are doing every day. Damaged Goods welcomes all gender variant writers, as long as you identify as queer or trans that's cool--send your work this way.
**Cover letters, contact information, and a short third person bio should be added to the cover letter field.**
General guidelines still apply for all submissions, with only two exceptions:
- writers/artists must identify on the queer/trans spectrum.
- writers/artists must not be white.
We accept reviews for all genres but prefer books that come from small/indie presses/publishers. Please include all pertinent information with your review, as well as links to publishers/where to buy. We are unable to accept book reviews that do not include all of the books information.
Please limit fiction to 3,000 words or less.
Please limit poetry to 10 pages.
Please limit creative non-fiction to 3,000 words or less.
Please limit art submissions to 5 pieces.